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  • Cardozo Law School ... heard of it ??

    I have a friend who is considering the Early Registration option at
    Cardozo Law School. Under their stipulations, students who are
    admitted under early registration are obligated to attend Cardozo and
    must revoke their applications to all other law schools.

    Reading its brochures and website, Cardozo seems to be quite dedicated
    to Intellectual Property law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, even
    on an international level. It also seems to be quite serious about
    giving students knowledge of how the law is applied practically. But
    that's just brochure-talk.

    My questions are:

    1) How good of a law school is Cardozo? How does the legal world
    perceive its caliber?

    2) If you were a student there or know colleagues who went there, what
    were your/their impressions?

    3) What do you think about being admitted early to a school and then
    being obligated to attend? Especially when you don't know where else
    you might be accepted and what kind of financial aid packages you
    might be offered.

    Any insight into these questions would be so very much appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    a friend of a future lawyer


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    Cardozo Law School ... heard of it ??


    "Iblix" <[email protected]m> wrote in message
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    1) How good of a law school is Cardozo? How does the legal world perceive its caliber?
    it's a good law school ... easily top 100, maybe top 50 ... how it's
    pereceived depends upon who's doing the perceiving .. probably a bit hard to
    get a US Supreme Court clerkship out of there (but of course it's VERY hard
    from anywhere) but generally getting a good job should be not be a problem
    3) What do you think about being admitted early to a school and then being obligated to attend? Especially when you don't know where else you might be accepted and what kind of financial aid packages you might be offered.
    personally, I'm not sure there's a real advantage to early admission ...
    unless you just can't stand sweating it out; if you're depending upon a
    certain level of financial aid it may well be advantageous to see what they
    all offer ... nobody can answer this but the applicant ... but if you have
    great grades and LSAT you will get in to law school so ....


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      Cardozo Law School ... heard of it ??

      > > 1) How good of a law school is Cardozo? How does the legal world
      perceive its caliber? it's a good law school ... easily top 100, maybe top 50 ... how it's pereceived depends upon who's doing the perceiving .. probably a bit hard to get a US Supreme Court clerkship out of there (but of course it's VERY hard from anywhere) but generally getting a good job should be not be a problem
      3) What do you think about being admitted early to a school and then being obligated to attend? Especially when you don't know where else you might be accepted and what kind of financial aid packages you might be offered.
      personally, I'm not sure there's a real advantage to early admission ... unless you just can't stand sweating it out; if you're depending upon a certain level of financial aid it may well be advantageous to see what they all offer ... nobody can answer this but the applicant ... but if you have great grades and LSAT you will get in to law school so ....

      I was a student there and compaired to other law schools in New
      York, I felt left out of many things. It did not have a Dean for 2
      years and the professors are there one year and gone the next. A very
      few of them are there for more then a couple of years.

      Just go and meet students to get a proper idea of what is happening
      there. That is the best way to find out how things are, don't meet
      anyone from the academia, all they have to say is that it is the best
      in the universe.

      -A Broken Hearted Student

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        Cardozo Law School ... heard of it ??

        [email protected] (Iblix) wrote in message
        news:<[email protected]>. ..
        1) How good of a law school is Cardozo? How does the legal world perceive its caliber?
        It's not a school of national repute, but produces good local
        practitioners; indeed it's one of the best local law schools. (Some
        would argue with me on that, but it's my take.)
        3) What do you think about being admitted early to a school and then being obligated to attend? Especially when you don't know where else you might be accepted and what kind of financial aid packages you might be offered.
        If Cardozo is the best law school on your list (i.e., if you haven't
        applied to any "national" law schools) then you may have nothing to
        lose. Your decision may be forced by financial aid issues, though.

        Cardozo has zero reputation in international and comparative law,
        which reinforces my conclusion in para. 1.

        If you have the chance, take a tour of the library and compare it with
        NYU, Columbia and Fordham (the latter isn't in the class of the first
        two either, but it's a good comparison).

        You can get into virtually any law library that's a federal depository
        by asking to see the federal materials. (You're only supposed to use
        those materials, but it gives you a chance to look around.)

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          Cardozo Law School ... heard of it ??

          in article [email protected], Tam at
          [email protected] wrote on 12/4/03 10:27 PM:

          If you have the chance, take a tour of the library and compare it with NYU, Columbia and Fordham (the latter isn't in the class of the first two either, but it's a good comparison). You can get into virtually any law library that's a federal depository by asking to see the federal materials. (You're only supposed to use those materials, but it gives you a chance to look around.)

          It is true that visiting its library can offer clues about the quality of a
          law school, or of a university for that matter, but these clues are indirect
          and not easy to interpret for someone who has only limited experience with
          scholarly research.

          A first-class research law library, like the Diamond Law Library at
          Columbia, is rich in materials that no undergraduate law student will ever
          use. These materials are used mainly by faculty members in their research.
          The presence of such materials is evidence (but not proof) of scholarly work
          by past and present scholars who have been associated with the institution.
          What does this mean to a student shopping for a law school ? Well, the
          relevance is there, but it is limited.

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